| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:22 PM
HOUSTON — The longer Josh Hamilton struggled, the deeper the Angels right fielder went into this disappointing season, the more the advice from friends and family members, teammates and coaches, revolved around a central theme:
Just have fun....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The great thing about baseball is that it's a mass of imponderables. How can Josh Hamilton be paid $17 million this year and hit .223? Why is a team with a $216-million payroll sitting nearly last in its division? (I'm looking at you, Dodgers.)
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:42 PM
DETROIT — The Angels entered Tuesday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park with a 33-43 record and an 11-game deficit in the American League West, figures that baffle Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter, the former Angels star...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses.
1. Cardinals (1): Slowed down a little since a 23-7 stretch April 30-June 1. But they have lost more than two games in a row only once and never more than three. Starting pitching limits losing streaks.
| May 28, 2013
| 11:00 AM
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Angels of all time. We received 993 ballots. Each weekday morning, a new person will be listed as we count down all 10.
Remember, any Angel was eligible, including managers, owners,...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Friday night.
Sean Doolittle (3-0) pitched the eighth for the win in relief of Jarrod Parker as...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:18 PM
There is no joy in SoCal baseball fandom, the mighty local teams have struck out.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $220,395,196, which leads Major League Baseball. Their record through Friday was 13-21, which placed them last in the National...
| Aug 23, 2012
A May downpour last season wiped out what would have been the first career grand slam for Mitch Moreland.
No rain showers were in sight Wednesday night when he did it again, but this one might also be wiped from many fans' minds because of another fierce...
| Oct 21, 2012
Here we are again.
For the second series in a row, the Giants have refused to fade to black. They have extended the National League Championship Series to six games, forcing the Cardinals to make a round-trip flight they would have liked to avoid.
| Nov 3, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I completely understand that you are the biggest USC honk in the land, but . . . the whole rest of the country is jumping on the ND bandwagon and you are being dragged behind in the dust. When are you going to give the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Oh, sure, yes, the White Sox bombed the Tigers last night to take a three-game lead over them in the AL Central. And I won't write off the possibility that the winner of the division race will get blistering hot......
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:32 PM
2012 MLB Wild Card playoffs TV schedule has the Cardinals at the Braves and the Orioles at the Rangers Oct. 5 on TBS. If baseball seems even more unpredictable this fall, it’s because MLB planned it that way. MLB fast-tracked an expanded 10-team...